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Microsoft gives Edge browser a speed boost

Microsoft upgrades Edge for faster loading
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Microsoft is giving its Edge browser a speed boost to battle slow loading times.

The tech giant is looking at making its browser’s user interface more responsive without reducing features for users.

The company is starting these improvements with the browser’s Essentials menu, which shows details about the program’s performance.

The menu is now 42 percent faster due to a move to WebUI 2.0, compared to the likes of Javascript and React.

Microsoft has claimed the menu is 76 percent faster for devices with less than 8GB of RAM, or an SSD.

Meanwhile, build 124 will bring with it a favorite menu speed boost, making it faster by 40 percent.

History, downloads and wallet features will get the WebUI.20 upgrade in the future.

It’s said the new architecture was built after Microsoft realized a lot of Edge’s components used bundles of code that were “too large.”

These have been shrunk for WebUI.20, which uses a “more modular” framework.

“We now rely on a repository of web components that are tuned for performance on modern web engines.” the company added.

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